Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Indiana State Fair Tragedy and Memories

It has taken me two whole days to put this post together as I have gone back and forth about should i publish this or not. Please understand that I have chosen to focus on the wonderful family times to be had at the fair due to all the controversy about who is to blame for the tragedy that took place on Aug.13th. After much prayer i feel it would honor the victims more to focus on love rather than blame. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Indiana State Fair Memories

Lot's and Lot's to do at the Indiana State Fair...

Can't forget the Midway rides!


The wonderful people who work at the State Fair year after year...

 The familiar and welcoming sights that let you know you are at the Indiana State Fair.

 And of course the music and special events...

Mercy Me and Third Day Aug. 10th 2011...I'm becoming a Gomer:)

As I'm sure many of you have recently seen on the news, a terrible tragedy stuck my Indianapolis In. community this weekend. 5 people lost their lives and, as of this morning, 18 people still remain in the hospital, many in critical condition.

These are the photos i took of the memorial, outside the collapsed Grandstand 2 days after the accident.

Please lift up Indiana in prayer, especially praying for the victims who lost their lives on Aug.13th, the injured, the families of the victims, the people who rushed to aid those hurt during the event, those that witnessed first hand the accident and the people who work for the Indiana State Fair in all capacities.

May God grant them all healing, grace, and forgiveness.
****Please be aware that the footage below is disturbing and shows the collapse of the Grandstand stage on Aug. 13th 2011.

Life is short...God be with us all.


  1. Oh my. I hadn't seen the video -- how horrific. Praying for all of those affected.

  2. Good Morning Jill...

    What a tragedy...This news was very saddening..We have been praying for the families of those who loss loved ones. I did not know that there were so many others that were injured...Our prayers go out to them as well...

    Glad your family had wonderful time...It looks like a great place to be. I do love fairs!

    By the way...My daughter had a back to school party for all a lot of the teachers and she asked if she could borrow my picture (That you so graciously sent me) for her mantle. It was gorgeous sitting up there and her guest loved it!

    Thanks so very much....Now it's coming back home to me!

    Have a good day.

  3. Thank you for your prayers. 6 lives have now been lost due to this accident and the lawsuits have is so very sad.Please continue to keep the people of Indianapolis on your prayer list. God Bless you.

  4. Please keep the prayers coming... another victim died late last night.Thank you again.

  5. Life truly is short. This is very moving. So sad and tragic. Those poor families. We must all let go of the negative and focus on the good we have in our lives.